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noun

any of various currant shrubs of the genus Ribes, bearing an edible, red fruit.
the fruit itself.

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Origin of red currant

First recorded in 1620–30
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British Dictionary definitions for red currant

redcurrant
/ (ˈrɛdˈkʌrənt) /

noun

a N temperate shrub, Ribes rubrum, having greenish flowers and small edible rounded red berries: family Grossulariaceae
  1. the fruit of this shrub
  2. (as modifier)redcurrant jelly
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